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cheese please

Duke & Winston will host a FREE Beer & Cheese tasting event with Victory Brewing Co., and The Crow and the Pitcher this Thursday, October 30th, from 6-9PM.

Bill Covaleski, founder of Victory Brewing Company will present the tasting.

CLICK HERE to register.

 

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oyster in your house

Oyster House is proud to announce that they now offer Catering.  Ideal for business lunches, dinner events and cocktail parties, their new off-site menu features sandwiches, salads, sides and raw bar selections, all served family-style and ideal for groups of six or more diners.  The restaurant will deliver anywhere in Center City Philadelphia for just $10, and all orders can be filled with only 24 hours’ notice.

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“Our new catered offerings are an exciting step forward for us, and the first time we’ve been able to share Chef Naylor’s delicious food outside of our restaurant,” says proprietor and third-generation restaurateur Sam Mink.  “We’ve been fortunate to host many memorable celebrations at Oyster House, and this will allow us to be a part of many more.”

 

Chef Brett Naylor’s Catering Menu includes a thoughtful selection of seafood and non-seafood items, such as:  Lobster Roll, an Oyster House best seller, served New England-style on a split-top roll; Chicken Salad BLT, with thick-sliced country bacon on ciabatta;  Salmon Salad Sandwich with dill crème fraîche and capers on ciabatta;  Cobb Salad with bleu cheese, bacon, egg, tomato and avocado, plus the option to add grilled shrimp or grilled salmon;  Judi Salad with feta, tomato and sherry vinaigrette, plus the option to add shrimp salad or lobster salad;  Oysters and Clams on the Half Shell, served with fresh lemon and house-made cocktail sauce;  and sides including Cabbage Slaw and House-Made Old Bay Potato Chips.  Guests can mix and match sandwiches, all of which are served with house-made pickles, as long as they order for a minimum of six people.  All catered meals are priced per person, and range from $9 to $26.

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PSL-Donut

 

Just when you thought the fall couldn’t get any better…

Federal Donuts has brought back the Pumpkin Spice Latte donut. Available at all three locations.

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v is for veggie

The vegan street food bar, V Street, will be opening very soon in Rittenhouse. For seven days a week, they will offer seating for 40 at the bar, in a small dining room and at a chef’s counter, as well as a menu of cocktails, sessionable beers and accessible natural wines.
CLICK HERE for the full opening menu.

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filet mign-two-for-one

The Filet & Silver Oak Cellars Wine special is back at Smith & Wollensky. Enjoy two filet mignon presentations for the price of one, when you uncork a bottle of Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon. Choose any two of your favorite filet presentations, during lunch or dinner.

Make your reservation today by calling 215.545.1700.

 

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high steaks

Square 1682’s Chef Caitlin Mateo and team will celebrate the restaurant’s fifth anniversary with High Steaks: The Great Philly Cheesesteak Challenge & Cocktail Competition, an all-inclusive block party, open to the public and featuring an array of Philadelphia kitchen and bar talent on Sunday, October 12, from 1-4pm along Sansom Street, between 16th and 17th Sts.

 

NEW FOR THIS YEAR: Kimpton City Lead Bartender Chauncey Scates (formerly of the Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., Stateside, and Nashville’s acclaimed Patterson House and one of Zagat’s 30 Under 30) will spearhead the Cocktail Competition.

 

The Cheesteak Challenge is a competition among Philadelphia chefs to get creative and do their unique rendition of Philadelphia’s most iconic sandwich. Attendees can sample chefs’ creations while sipping on mini-cocktails from top bartenders, beer from Victory Brewing Co. and samples from local distiller Manatawny Still Works.

Soft drinks and water will also be included.

Participants are still being added to the line up that includes Will BYOB, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Rouge, Red Owl Tavern, Rex 1516, Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery, Crow and the Pitcher, Paradiso Restaurant and Wine Bar, Devil’s Den, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Circles Contemporary Thai Cuisine, Tuk Tuk Real, and Square 1682. 

Tickets are $40 on sale at Eventbrite.

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on a (lobster) roll

Happy 5th Birthday to Luke’s Lobster! To celebrate they will be offering $5.00 of your orders of $15.00 or more, while their yummy supplies last!

 Luke's Lobster 5th Birthday

 

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drop the beet

Spiked Juices

At the start of 2014, Square 1682 introduced its Raw Juice program with two healthy, vitamin-packed juices — Beets Me and Being Green – during breakfast and brunch service. Now due to popular demand, Square 1682 has extended its raw juice program through lunch daily, offering the juice to go, and for those who like a little health with their cocktail — or a little cocktail with their health regimen — Square 1682 is also offering spiked version it’s raw juices.

The Basics: Square 1682 now features three raw juices on its breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch menus. These include the popular Being Green {cucumber, celery, spinach, kale, lemon}; Beets Me {red beet, carrots, ginger, cilantro} and the newcomer Pretty ‘n Pink {local peaches, watermelon, apple, strawberry, pink peppercorn}. The juices are 16 oz and cost $8 each. To go: All three juices are available now to go and come in Earth friendly recycle-able containers for the same price and quantity. A chalk sandwich board out front announces to busy passersby that a quick and ready to travel health infusion awaits on the other side of Square 1682’s revolving door on the corner of 17th and Sansom sts. $8.

Spiked Juices: Suggested Spiked versions come with recommendations from Lead Bartender Chauncey Scates and include Beets Me spiked with a shot of BlancoTequila, Bring Green spiked with Tanqueray Gin, and Pretty ‘n Pink infused with El Dorado Rum. $16.

“I’m a big fan, I love our juicing program,” said Executive Chef Caitlin Mateo. “I don’t think a lot of restaurants are doing it. There are so many health benefits. Plus it’s a fun, flavorful new way to enjoy a cocktail at brunch or even lunch.

Health Benefit Breakdown by Juice:

Beets Me Red Beets – Rich in carotenoids and folate. Good for anemia and leukemia. Carrots – Rich in beta-carotene. Valuable for cancer protection, the heart, circulation, and eyesight. Ginger – Rich in zingiberene, gingerols, and shogaols. Beneficial for the relief of coughs, colds, and nausea. Coriander/Cilantro – Coriander is rich in volatile oils. Beneficial for digestion and stress.

Being Green Cucumber – Therapeutic for the skin and eyes. Celery – Rich in folate. Spinach – Rich in chlorophyll and folic acid. Good for cancer protection and sight protection. Kale – Rich in beta-carotene. Beneficial for cancer protection and general immunity. Lemon – Rich in vitamin C and bioflavonoids. Helps boost the immune system.

Pretty ‘n Pink {Seasonal} Peaches – Rich in Vitamin C and iron. Good during pregnancy. Watermelon – Rich in Vitamin C and potassium. Apple – Rich in Vitamin C and soluble fiber. Eaten the morning before can help alleviate a hangover. Strawberry – Rich in Vitamin C and soluble fiber. Good for cancer protection and arthritis. Pink Peppercorn – Rich in iron.

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red, white and donuts

Stop by the Capital One 360 Café at the corner of 17th and Walnut this week to take part in the Financial Independence Days Sale.  Enjoy a free lunch from Federal Donuts from 12-2PM on Thursday, July 3rd and free ice cream from 12-2PM on Friday, July 4th from Sweet Pea Ice Cream.

Special account opening bonuses last through Thursday July 3rd.

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r-health is in good hands

R-Health is offering a free two-month membership in their Direct Primary Care practice.

Enjoy unrestricted access to a personal physician, including same or next-day appointments, no more than 9 minutes in the waiting room and remote access to your doctor via mobile messaging, cell phone & Skype.  Details here..

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cheesy rockin’ in the house.

On Thursday, June 26 beginning at 6:30 p.m., culinary pioneers Di

Bruno Bros. will host a one-of-a-kind International Cheesemaker Rock Stars Dinner, featuring six top cheesemakers preparing and serving six courses of cheese-focused foods, all complemented by beers from Brooklyn Brewery.  The event will be held upstairs at Di Bruno Bros.’ Rittenhouse Square location (1730 Chestnut Street), and features some of the leading cheesemakers from around the world.

 

For $100 per person, guests will spend the evening dining on a decadent spread of cheeses and pairings and enjoying the rare opportunity to chat with the cheesemakers about their wares. 

 

Tickets are strictly limited to 35 seats, and are certain to sell out; they are available online now: https://dibrunobros.ticketleap.com/international-cheesemakers-rock-stars-dinner/dates/Jun-26-2014_at_0630PM.

 

Proceeds will benefit The Daphne Zepos Teaching Award, a scholarship designed to continue the teaching and training of cheese professionals, as well as The American Cheese Society Education Fund and a state-of-the-art Neighborhood Kitchen at St. James School.<http://stjamesphila.org/kitchen/>.

 di bruno saint james school fundraiser

“Throughout our history, we’ve been committed to educating our guests about cheese and other specialty foods, and this dinner is a tremendous opportunity for us to partner with some of our very favorite cheesemakers while contributing to ongoing culinary education in Philadelphia,” says President Bill Mignucci, Jr., third-generation owner and grandson of Danny Di Bruno.  “We can’t wait to welcome these talented and savvy professionals into our shop and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime evening together.”

 

Leading cheesemakers contributing to the meal include:  José Luis Martín of Manchego 1605; Sam Holden of Hafod Welsh Organic, Cheddar; Betty Koster of L’Amuse Gouda;  Philippe Goux of Marcel Petite Comté; Giorgio Cravero of Cravero Parmigiano Reggiano;  and Joe Schneider of Stichelton.  Guests can expect traditional and innovative pairings, and will have the priceless opportunity to chat with all of the cheesemakers about the process of making and serving world-renowned cheeses.

 

Di Bruno Bros. is a pioneering specialty food retailer and importer that began with a modest shop in the now-iconic South Philadelphia Italian Market in 1939.  Since then, the family has grown the company to five locations in Philadelphia with outposts in Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square West at The Franklin Market, The Market & Shops at the Comcast Center and in nearby Ardmore, PA.

 

To honor their milestone 75th anniversary, Di Bruno Bros. has hosted a series of fundraisers, with a goal of raising $75,000 to support a state-of-the-art Neighborhood Kitchen at St. James School, located in the Allegheny West neighborhood of North Philadelphia.  St. James School’s current kitchen is small, outdated and can only warm food, limiting their ability to provide fresh, healthy meals to students, many of whom eat multiple meals a day at school.  The new Neighborhood Kitchen will provide nutritional support to the school’s students, including on-site lunches and meal deliveries for under-resourced and hungry families, and will also engage students in the cooking and serving process, offering them an unusual and interactive outlet for learning about the culinary arts and nutrition.  In addition to their work with St. James School, Di

Bruno Bros. also supports numerous other local charities, collectively donating more than $50,000 last year to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Little Smiles and the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, among others.

 

Di Bruno Bros. has been supporting great food with great people since 1939; today, they employ more than 350 proud team members and have evolved into a community-driven enterprise with five specialty food retail locations, and commissary/catering, import and e-commerce divisions.  Di Bruno Bros. has been featured on national TV, including Travel Channel’s The Layover, hosted by chef and food personality Anthony Bourdain.

Recently, author Tenaya Darlington (a.k.a. Madame Fromage) partnered with the family to write Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese (Running Press, 2013) a comprehensive catalog of the shop’s best-known and loved cheeses and accompanying recipes from the family themselves.  The company is a proud Philadelphia-grown enterprise and looks forward to 75 more years, and beyond, in the City of Brotherly Love.

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bogo for dad

Join Mettlers for a Bills Khakis Father’s Day Event, today through June 15th.

Buy any pair of Bills Khakis shorts, in stock, and get a Bills Khakis Polo Shirt for free.

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do good, feel good

On the weekend anniversary of last years all-day Yoga-Thon across the country, Philly Power Yoga will be holding a very special donation and community gathering class for Yoga Gives to St. Jude’s Kids. The class will be held on Friday, June 13th and will be taught by Chelsea Gilday, who has a special family connection to the St. Judes Team.

 

At St. Judes, no family pays for transportation, lodging, treatments or medicine.  

Click here to learn more about practicing for a purpose:

 

Click here to egister online.

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THE 2014 RITTENHOUSE ROW SPRING FESTIVAL

RITTENHOUSE ROW SPRING FESTIVAL: Philadelphia’s Annual Celebration of Fashion, Fine Food, Family Fun

 

The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival: Each year more than 50,000 people converge on Walnut Stree from Broad to 19th Streets, for Philadelphia’s most upscale festival. The event features food, entertainment, fashion and family fun. This is the only event where Walnut Street is closed to automotive traffic. Pedestrians stroll Walnut and 18th Streets and explore 100+ booths

 

Saturday, May 3, from noon to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine on Walnut Street from Broad to 19th, 18th Street from Locust to Sansom

 

The free event is held annually to welcome the public to experience the best food, fashion and family fun of Rittenhouse Row to

the public, in a festive and affordable way.                 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:                     

  • Affordably priced cuisine from Rittenhouse Row’s restaurants: 500 Degrees, a. Bar, a. Kitchen, Alma de Cuba, Applebees, Avance, Barclay Prime, Butcher and Singer, Capital One 360 Café, Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse, Continental Mid-town, Corner Bakery Café,  The Corner Foodery, The Dandelion, Devon Seafood Grill, El Rey, Happy Rooster, Hip City Veg, Honeygrow, Lacroix, Luke’s Lobster, Marathon Grill, Ocean Prime, Oyster House, The Palm, Parc, The Prime Rib, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Rotisseur, Rouge, Russet, Saxby’s, Sbraga, Shake Shack, Smith and Wollensky, Square 1682, Sutton’s Parlor, Termini Brothers Bakery,  Underdogs, V-Street, Village Whiskey and XIX

 

  • Rittenhouse Row member food trucks including The Tot Cart, Ben & Jerry’s and The Cow and The Curd

 

  • Spring fashion and beauty booths: Joan Shepp, South Moon Under, Knit Wit, TownHome, Nicole Miller, Born Yesterday, Duke and Winston, Elle Lauri, Crimson, The Bellevue Salon and Spa, Philly Eyeworks, 611 Lifestyle, Adolf Biecker Spa & Salon, Henry A. Davidsen, Sun Myst, The Rittenhouse Spa & Club~Hair by Paul Labrecque, Tumi and more.  

 

  • Visit the Infiniti Lounge on the 1600 block to experience the latest in luxury and performance from Infiniti and enjoy an inspiring culinary presentation. Join Garces Group Corporate Executive Chef Michael Fiorello from 1:00pm – 3:00pm as he shares cooking tips and recipes and provides a special tasting from Tinto restaurant.

 

  • Peroni Sampling, photo booth and Silent Disco area on the 1500 block of Walnut

 

  • Family fun at Capital One 360 Café with free cotton candy, giveaways and interactive games

 

  • KYW Newsradio’s Kidcasting Booth where kids can pretend to have their own radio show

 

  • Spring Cocktail Tastings from Captain Morgan White Rum and Smirnoff Sorbet Light Pineapple Coconut

 

  • The Be Well Philly Health Zone sponsored by Penn Medicine with fitness demos from Rittenhouse Row member gyms, health screenings from Penn Medicine and giveaways from Rittenhouse Row members on the 1400 block

 

  • Start your day at the Broad and Walnut corner of Rittenhouse Row! Experience the Best of The Bellevue with restaurant samplings, shopping, salon services, work out tips, and more.

 

  • Dilworth Plaza Showcase from the Center City District

 

  • Live musical entertainment from Norma Michaels Entertainment on the 1500 block

 

  • The 1800 block of Walnut Street will feature dishes from STARR Restaurants – Alma de Cuba, Barclay Prime, Butcher and Singer, Continental Mid-Town, The Dandelion, El Rey and Parc. There will also be a tent dedicated to serving STARR’s sweetest treats. New for this year – At 19th and Walnut, The Dandelion will host a Beer Garden with made to order Pub favorites, British ales and refreshing cocktails. Back for the second year, the Starr Smallwares Sale will feature discounted china, glassware, and miscellaneous tabletop accessories for purchase. Raffle tickets to win Dinner for a Year at STARR Restaurants will also be available at the Smallwares Sale. All proceeds benefit Philabundance.

 

  • At 18th and Walnut Street, enter to win a trip to Mexico from TripGuy Travel and their partner at Karisma Resorts. The winner will receive a four-night stay for 2 adults at the El Dorado Royale in Riviera Maya, Mexico, with limo airport transfers to and from Cancun Airport. A Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Top 100 Hotels in the World and a AAA Four Diamond Resort, El Dorado Royale is an adults-only destination that provides the ultimate in service in an incredible setting. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. Purchase a residential membership to Rittenhouse Row for $100 and you will be automatically entered into the drawing for the trip. You will also receive a card offering discounts and benefits to more than 30 Rittenhouse Row businesses.

 

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a beautiful pearce of art…

From now through April 30th, this beautiful Simon Pearce Champlain Bowl (valued at $60) will be free with any $150 or more purchase of Simon Pearce at Manor Home and Gifts. Limited to one per customer. (And perfect for MOTHER’S DAY, hint, hint…)

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daylight savings

We hope you turned back your clocks because you don’t want to miss Aoki Boutique’s Daylight Savings Sale. From now until March 20th  take an additional 20% off all sale clothing.

Aoki Daylight Savings Sale
Celebrate the longer days with a little retail therapy and unbeatable prices on great labels like Yumi Kim, Dress the Population, Line & Dot, Lovers & Friends, and more.

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to philly with LOVE

The beautiful Roma Downey recently attended a screening of her new film, Son of God, in Philadelphia wearing her LAGOS Heart of Philadelphia to commemorate the city.

Pick up your very own Heart of Philadelphia at the LAGOS Walnut Street Boutique.

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spring forward

Jacques Ferber Logo

 

Jacques Ferber Furs on Walnut Street is in the midst of renovation and excited for a re-opening in the spring. To handle repairs, questions and storage, they have set up a temporary office at 1845 Walnut Street on the 8th Floor. The phone number remains 215-735-4173. Can’t wait till spring to pick up something warm and fuzzy? Visit the Wayne or
Greenville DE locations. Jacques Ferber is looking forward to continuing as your Center City destination for luxury outerwear and accessories.

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casual elegance

 Mettlers American Mercantile, Artisan Jewelry Trunk Show

Saturday February 8th 2:00 – 5:00 pm: Meet jewelry artist Missy Brewster and indulge yourself in the casual elegance of original design pearl and leather jewelry. Assorted size and color pearls strung on leather with sterling accents create simple, chic accessories for everyday or special occasion.

Follow Mettlers American Mercantile on Twitter: Missy Brewster_Pearls@mettlersphilly

 

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